AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a major manufacturer of CPUs and graphics cards.

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Upgrading the CPU on a Gateway MT6450 Laptop

I have an old Gateway MT6450 laptop which shipped with an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 processor; the CPU has the following specs: dual-core 1600 MHz clock speed 31 W TDP Socket S1 I located a Phenom II ...
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WHQL AMD Readeon HD 5770 Drivers? [closed]

Are there WHQL Drivers available for the AMD Radeon HD 5770? I've been trying to play video in Windows 8 apps for months, and it doesn't work because I don't have WHQL drivers. I tried searching ...
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Catalyst Control Center overscan settings periodically reset

My Radeon HD4670 graphics card powers 2 monitors. The monitor with the HDMI connection is scaled down and looks ugly. So I have to set it to Overscan 0% in the Catalyst Control Center and then it ...
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ATI Radeon Drivers works with which linux distribution and version?

I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card. Almost every new linux distribution seems to have an issue with it, when i install the drivers. Working without utilizing the graphics card leaves me ...
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Super slow OpenGL graphics on AMD 760G/SB710 chipset motherboard

I have a Biostar A780L3L motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Drawing even very few and very simple 2D objects using OpenGL runs ridiculously slow (1 fps). I assume there are no hardware OpenGL ...
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Can I use both Radeon HD 4xxx and HD 6xxx?

Recently AMD pushed HD 4xxx drivers to "Legacy" version of their Catalyst driver package. New version of Catalyst that is required for HD 6xxx no longer has those drivers. Now I can install legacy ...
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AMD media foundation hardware decoders and encoders

I use the K-lite mega codec pack. I guess AMD's are the same as k-lite, but I'm truly really unsure. Should I install it together with K-lite? Sincerely, I don't know what is it. I have searched at ...
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How to install ATI Radeon 3650 driver on Windows 8 RTM, pre-release?

Windows 8 comes with an AMD/ATI driver, but it fails at openGL. (Well, and at 3D too.) So I wanted to install an official AMD driver, but it's not that simple. AMD dropped the support for ...
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How do the cores in an AMD Bulldozer module compare to Intel HTT virtual cores and two separate cores, in terms of multitasking performance?

This question is basically an extension of Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core, What's the Difference? The Bulldozer-based AMD FX processors are marketed as having four, six, or eight cores, but ...
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Possible capacitor plague - need help identifying

I've been having some PC power issues lately, and I think I've tracked it down to a bad power supply. Lately, when I'm on my PC it will often restart without warning, displaying "Hypertransport sync ...
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Which heatsink size/socket fits on an AMD E350 Zacate?

I have the Jetway NC85-E350-LF which comes with a tiny fan. For reasons unknown to me yet the CPU of this board runs very hot during simple operations. I've read that idle temperatures around 45C are ...
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Display drivers have stopped responding and has recovered

I recently purchased this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1723935&CatId=7182 I installed it and started experiencing some serious problems. When i do ...
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HDMI Audio Lower than Computer Audio

I have two outputs for Audio. One is an audio jack on my monitor that uses HDMI and the other is the built in audio in the computer. I have noticed that audio on the computer is much louder than the ...
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Sudden Shut down

My system has been experiencing unexpected shutdowns. I can't find any errors in my OS, and i have the same issues with Ubuntu. On occasion the system itself is running and the monitor shuts itself ...
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How can I reinstall my AMD 880g/sb850 usb driver?

I have the Asus M4A88TD-M Evo motherboard with the AMD 880g/sb850 chipset and I wanted to use AHCI mode. I activated it in the BIOS and made a change to the Windows 7 registry and I got it working. I ...
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Instructions per cycle value of AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE [closed]

Does anyone know correct 'instructions per cycle' value for AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE?
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AMD Phenom II core speed keeps going up and down, cool & quiet is off

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 that keeps going up and down between 800mhz and 3.2ghz. The multiplier also goes up and down between 4x and 16x. It does this several times a second regardless of load ...
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Third Monitor (Mini Display Port, Display Port)

I have got a Hd 6950(2x minidisplay port 2x DVI port 1x HDMI port) graphic cards. And I have got a three monitor. I want to active it all. I learned to need an active minidisplay port to vga or ...
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Will a Win7 RAID drop less then at fakeraid?

Up till recently I was using a 5 disk, 2TB, Raid-0 without any problems. However I added another drive bringing it up to 6 disks. Now the Raid drops and I have to reboot Windows to get it back. This ...
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What is the difference between the unified cores in NVIDIA and AMD GPUs? [closed]

I have an AMD 6770m (with 480 unified cores) and my friend has Nvidia gt 555m (with 144 unified cores). Hardware wise 555m is inferior to 6770m but still in performance they both are almost the same. ...
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Multiple Graphics cards - Non Multi-Display Setup

Is it possible for me to utilize the processing capabilities of multiple graphics cards, even if I'm only using one monitor? I recently bought a new AMD graphics card, fairly top of the line. I also ...
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Upgrading my AMD Processor - is a higher bus speed safe?

I'm trying to upgrade my AMD processor to a better model, my motherboard specs say the processor has to be 89 watts or less and supports a bus speed of up to 2000 Mhz. The processors I'm looking at ...
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Multiple Settings for One Monitor

I have my monitor set to the way I like it, it shows colors accurately and not overly bright (white doesn't blind me). However I edit photos for the web and this is great for my screen but I have ...
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Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux

I run Fedora (currently version 16, but this problem has been around a while) and occasionally when I switch virtual terminals (VTs) the new VT shows a corrupted version of some data that was ...
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Are there significant problems with the AMD FX Bulldozer processors? [closed]

I'm considering buying one, because of the great price. Though the advertised specs and features are enough to more than justify the price, some reviews and benchmarks I've read have a very 'mixed' ...
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Quad Core vs 8 Core [closed]

I am looking at a couple of computers. Both are AMD processor but one has an A8 Quad Core and the other has an FX 8 Core Processor and the rest of the specs are basically the same. With that said: ...
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How to find my Windows OS is x64 or ia64?

Let me explain the scenario. While I scan many executables in my windows director with ProtectionID, I had to scan Windows Explorer. And the results or given below. Scanning -> ...
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Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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What can I do to resolve low FPS problems on AMD Graphics?

Two days ago I bought Hp dv6t with Radeon 7690m xt. When I run cpu and gpu benchmark on Cinebench 11.5, I got 5.01 cpu and 48.16 FPS for gpu. After I installed updates from HP notification center, ...
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required powersupply for AMD Radeon HD 7950?

From AMD site the required powersupply for 7950 is 500W. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7950/Pages/radeon-7950.aspx#2 whereas when using custom configurator in ibuypower.com ...
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AMD hardware design specifics: why slower at “numerical” tasks?

I was hoping to ask this question in a way that doesn't get me downvoted or labelled as a troll! I have an imac i7, and a home built pc with a phenom II X4 @ 3.4 Ghz (both with about the same amount ...
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Replaced CPU and black screen but no beep?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a GIGABYTE GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 2.0) motherboard. Recently when trying to clean my AMD Phenom II X 4 CPU, I dropped it and broke some pins. I have now brought a ...
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What should I look for in a processor? [closed]

What are the facts I need to consider before buying a new processor ? As there are [for example] 3.2 GhZ Intel I3 / Core 2 Duo / P4 / equivalent AMD. I'll buy a new processor and my budget is ...
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ATI 6770 random crashes and dots

So I got my other PC working (custom build) and installed Windows 7. I then install the latest drivers from ATI/AMD. When I reboot I see random dots and got random crashes. I also tried a older driver ...
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Can I install a higher Mhz RAM alongside a slower one?

I have a computer which currently has: Motherboard: MSI 880GMA-E45 motherboard Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU. RAM: 8Gb DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Corsair RAM I've been given some new RAM ...
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HP-G6-1117TX graphics issue with ubuntu 11.04 installation

i have laptop HP-G6-1117TX in which i have installed ubuntu 11.04 recently, the installation was fine with no error, wireless, display almost everything was fine for new install, i switched off the ...
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Phenom II X4 955 BE work in socket AM3+?

On the AMD spec page, this CPU shows it works only on socket AM3. Will it work in a socket AM3+? Are AM3 and AM3+ different or the same?
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Switch ubuntu graphics driver

I had an install of ubuntu on an old hard drive in a computer with a nvidia graphics chipset in it. I just moved the drive to a new computer with an amd card, and I am having troubles switching over. ...
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What kind of switchable graphics technology does ATI/AMD have?

AMD (formerly ATI) seems to have a lot different products (or names) for hybrid graphics technology. Which technologies does AMD have and what are the differences between those? NVIDIA has just one ...
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Windows 7 on an old machine

My PC has AMD Sempron 2600+ (1.6 GHz) processor, 1.25 GB of RAM, low-end video card integrated on the motherboard: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (64 MB). I am running Windows XP on it. If I put Windows 7 ...
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Why are there no motherboards that are designed for both Intel and AMD CPU chips?

I've been looking at motherboards for quite a while and noticed that they all belong to either one chipset family or the other. The chips themselves look identical to my inexperienced eyes, each ...
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AMD 6700 video card powers monitor through DP to HDMI adapter but not 3 simultaneous monitors

AMD 6700 video card powers monitor through DP to HDMI adapter but not 3 simultaneous monitors. Is this because of my DisplayPort adapter? Specs on the DP to HDMI converter box, DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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fglrx driver doesn't start DRI in Debian Wheezy

I have a Toshiba Satellite P745D-SP4161M laptop with a AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics card and a AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics CPU. I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Debian Wheezy/Sid. ...
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HD4570 Mobility reports OpenGL 3.0 but in spec OpenGL 3.2

I just updated my drivers to 11-12_mobility_vista_win7_32-64_ccc.exe. I than checked it with OpenGL Extensions Viewer and I see that my card is 100% OpenGL 3.0 and only 60% OpenGL 3.2. In the spec ...
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Does AMD have a webpage similar to ark.Intel.com?

I am considering buying an AMD CPU, but it seems that AMD is hiding their information. Maybe I missed it, but is there a webpage like this: http://ark.Intel.com or more specifically Intel Core i5 680 ...
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Upgrade CPU from Athlon 64 X2 4200+

I have a Gaming PC with the following specs: Mainboard: M2N-SLI Deluxe CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ I want to buy a new CPU, but I am unsure, what is up and down in AMD's CPU series. The ...
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How can I update my southbridge driver?

My motherboard is an AMD SB780 model. I think the AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver is the northbridge driver. But I can't find the southbridge driver? Where can I download and install the ...
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Driver is not intended for this platform?

I've downloaded a special hybrid version for 32bit/64bit but my Windows 7 keeps saying "Driver is not intended for this platform"? What can I do? I've tried to install with the setup.exe and with the ...
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AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-core, worth it? [closed]

The majority of reviews and posts I see referring to the zambezi say it rocks and do so hard. However, I'm seeing isolated posts of problems w/ compatibility with hardware and some older games... and ...
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RAM optimized for AMD systems?

I've been told by G.Skill, that my RAM is actually optimized for Intel systems. Is this even possible? By now, I'm also looking for new RAM, and would like to know if there are any brands or types ...